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adjourn the 112th congress without providing assistance to the victims of superstorm sandy. i am joined today, mr. speaker, by many of my colleagues from the jurisdictions that -- whose people received the most damaging blow. though my district did not sustain the extreme damage that those in new york, new jersey, and connecticut did, the president declared several maryland counties eligible for federal assistance from this storm. but it was minor, and my citizens are not in dire circumstances. but the citizens of some who we'll hear from today are in that condition. those counties joined hundreds in the 1,000-mile diameter of this storm, the largest geographicically in the history --geographically in the history of the atlantic hurricanes. now at best the speaker said that sandy's victims will need to wait until the next congress to receive assistance. wait. they say to millions who are in pain and in distress. we should not be waiting, mr. speaker. we should be voting this very morning, which i tell you, mr. speaker, i expected to happen from my discussions with the majority leader. a
not be a bar -- a partisan political issue. the day the sandy hit, i was with many people. >> of is just about to touch on that. fires burned homes with their democrats for republicans. the climate system does not care. hopefully, what we can do as scientists, is checked the risks and then the location details. but that is a whole different ball game. >> my name is carol stone. do you think the mayan calendar this year will have any effect? and what is the effect of the population in the world -- a billion on this issue of carbon -- >> violation? >> that -- there is a number of factors. when you look at local government in emissions. if there are more people on the planet burning carbon for energy, we will be adding more carbon to the atmosphere. on the other hand, people who are living in a western-style exist then use a lot more energy than people in the developing world. one of the terms in the product of terms from which we deduce future carbon emissions is global population. we tend to believe the global population will stabilize with 10 billion people by the middle of the century because
am victims of hurricane sandy got to have some fun. the owner of a restaurant in staten island held a news year's party for those impacted by the storm. they didn't have to pay a dime to have a wonderful night. >>> today we start keeping track of what will become the best stories of 2013. before we say bye to 2012 we will show you the highs and lowsthe year brought. it was 12 months of stories filled with joy, sadness, grief elation and astonishment. we say hello, to new faces and good-bye to some legends. here's a look down memory lane at some of the biggest moments of the year 2012. >> thank you so much. >> and the crowd gathered. >> we want to be free people. >> italian cruiseship nearly capsized. >> 23% unfleement joseph kony. >> viral on media sites. >> outraged through social media. >> i am sandra. >> affordable care act. >> this is a very massive play by facebook. >> large of the ipo in tech history. >> this is breast feeding in the picture. >> one article passed the entire country -- has the entire country talking. >> the president believes same sex marriage should be legal.
an update on the hurricane sandy relief bill making its way through congress. "washington journal" is next. >> nobody will get 100% of what they want. let's make sure middle-class families and the american economy and the world economy are not adversely impacted because people cannot do their jobs. host: the headline in this morning's "washington post" -- president obama and senate leaders were on the verge of an agreement that would let taxes rise on the wealthiest households while protecting the vast majority of americans from tax hikes set to hit in january. welcome to the saturday edition of "and the washington journal." for the first 45 minutes of the program we are going to be talking about senate negotiating a fiscal clifts deal, what has been going on on that half of the capital. see what they are talking about and how things are going. we want to get your input and your part of the conversation. you can reach out to us on twitter. facebook, facebook.com/cspan. and you can send us an e-mail. this is more from the article, the lead story in "the washington post." they ride, the deve
were here. i'd like to begin with hurricane sandy. you are a teacher at columbia, you live in manhattan, where were you when sandy was approaching and when sandy hit new york? >> i was on our farm in kintnersville, pennsylvania, where we ended up losing power for better part of the week, and four big trees blown over, the railings blown off our deck and windows blown out of the barn. so even in pennsylvania, which is separated from the atlantic ocean by new jersey, we still -- >> thanks, new jersey. >> new jersey didn't do much to buffer it. but that's where i was. and we -- you know, the lights went out and we heard these noises on the second floor as the -- as these railings were getting blown out. it was a -- a -- little, i don't know, just an interesting experience. >> your first -- first biggest storm like that, you got other storms was this bigger than -- >> i think this was the biggest one that i was in. even though i'm from western iowa, where we would get these tornado warnings all the time and have to go to the basement, but we never got hit by a tornado. so i think this was t
attend sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, will be heading back to school tomorrow. they will be using a school in a neighboring town where their old classrooms have been completely re-created. back to connell. connell: thank you very much. we will go back to the markets here today. a big day for the markets. oil has been up. sandra smith is with us with more in the tray today from chicago. sandra: hey, connell. oil is a point of focus right now. it is topping $93 a barrel. this as the stock market rallies and we get a very weak dollar. what do you do in this environment? oil is above $93. >> i think it is a weak dollar. europe, japan in the u.s. all have their issues. with the european union, the banks are still leveraged at 2007 levels. i do not think the story in europe is over. with the news coming out, the numbers are good. we see expansion coming in at the 95 level. when we look at things like oil, we also look at things like gold. what is the play following the fiscal cliff deal? >> i like gold. the liquidity is so huge. my rule of concern as a traitor is the
represent districts that are impacted by hurricane sandy, came to the floor of the house expressing their anger after getting word that the house republican leadership wasn't planning to take up any supplemental spending measure. helping those affected by the storm in october. the senate did approve a $60 billion measure on friday. new jersey governor chris christi also expressed his frustration, speaking from the governor's office in trenton this afternoon, he just wrapped up a press conference, and here's a quick look at what he had to say. >> new jersey and new york are among the most generous states in the nation to our fellow states. we vote for disaster relief for other states in need. we are donor states. spending much more -- sending much more to washington, d.c., than we get back in federal spending. despite this history of unbridled generosity, in our hour of desperate need, we have been left waiting for help six times longer than the victims of katrina, with no end in sight. americans are tired of the political partisanship of this congress which plays one upsmanship ahea
intelligence surveillance act, the others that $60 billion relief package for areas affected by hurricane sandy. the house reconvenes at 2:00 p.m. eastern. house leaders have not release the schedule of legislative activity for tomorrow. live coverage from the house floor on c-span and senate live on c-spanat 2. c-span2. >> united states discovered surveillance flights and the tension builds that we have a quarantine or blockade around cuba and one of the things that happened in that time is a soviet submarine is found by american ships and they dropped depth charges on the soviet submarine. they knocked out the electrical system. carbon dioxide was rising. people were passing out inside the submarine. no communications with the kremlin. the commander of the submarine says load the torpedoes, outlets attack. the war probably started already. we are not going to do somersaults when the war started. we're not going to disgrace the country so launch the nuclear torpedo. they said it ready to launch. fortunately one of the other commanders with a lower rank talked him out of it. he might have saved
to watch it. anna, thank you. jon: superstorm sandy caused so much devastation when it slammed into the northeast. the senate approved billions of dollars in aid to help the victims. why those affected won't be seeing any of that money anytime soon. [gunfire] >>> plus one of the deadliest attacks in weeks in syria as the violence there only gets worse. how much longer than the assad regime last? ambassador john bolton with his thoughts next. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. join the millions who have already
billion worth of advice from our market panel, bill greiner and sandy lincoln. but first, let's talk to rich edson and, rich, you know, you're looking at a situation at the moment where you have the president saying we're close, but no deal. you have senator mitch mcconnell on the republican side saying close, but no deal. leads me to ask, what about joe biden? our vice president? he's the one who kind of brought things together in the early morning hours. >> reporter: he did, and mitch mcconnell called vice president biden, and they were hammering out a deal almost to the point where the senate minority leader said when he woke up this morning he thought they did have a deal, at least on the tax portion. republicans saying they have worked out and reached agreement on the tax issues, the problem are the automatic spending cuts, the $94 billion known oz the sequester throughout 2013. the white house wants to pull back on those cuts, republicans want to replace those cuts with other cuts. first, let's take a look at what they've agreed to. this is the framework on taxes. it exempts in
storm sandy, but the relief is hardly a done deal because the bill faces an uncertain future in the house. molly henneberg is live in washington to ex it. >> there are a couple of reasons why the sandy aid legislation may along wish in the house. price of the bill and number two the calendar. let's go to number one. some conservative lawmakers are uncomfortable with the $60.4 billion aid package passed by the senate. a congressman says congress needs to figure out where to get that money. >> i'm saying this is somebody who knows it may be me next. it may be my district. somebody has to pay for it. it's right thing to do. we can't continue to borrow this money to pay for things we wanted. we have to find that savings someplace else. >> reporter: the possible holdup in the house prompted the governors of new jersey and connecticut to send a letter to lawmakers leaning to them to approve the money. senate has passed this aid package in a bipartisan manner and there is no reason the house should not do the same. with the house reconvening to avoid the fiscal cliff, remember that
, sandy? a drop in the price of oil? >> well, the traders i talked to on the floor say that those who think we are going to get some sort of deal or conclusion to this fiscal cliff by the end of the year think it's going to be a bad deal so while some are saying that we could get a rally if there's a deal reached by the president and congress, we could get a quick ramly, it's only temporary and we face the reality of the situation in the new year, and bottom line, david, when we looked at the oil reports today, there is a significant decline in energy consumption in the united states right now, and while that might be good to lower gas prices, it's not a great sign about the overall economy. david: it's not at all, but it makes the current rise in oil prices seem stranger than before. if the economy's slowing down, no reason for oil to be above 90 # for the long term. >> right. david: thank you very much. >> the trend with the retail consumer as a whole; right? david: market pam, john stevenson and larry, multimedia trust associate portfolio manager from west newton, massachusetts, an
from hurricane sandy, and now stocking up for what's expected to be a big storm. tonight, new york governor andrew cuomo has activated the state's emergency operation center. he does not want to repeat certainly the fiasco, the power fiasco that followed hurricane sandy. meanwhile, across the upper state, we're looking for as much as 15 inches of wind-driven snow. natalie, back to you. >> all right, mike seidel in buffalo, new york. thanks, mike. >>> at the airport, as mike just reported, lots of cancellations and delays on the boards. nbc's katy tur is at new york's laguardia airport. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, natalie. as you know, the day after christmas is one of the busiest travel days of the year. and now it is one of the most grueling. here at laguardia airport, more than 100 flights have been cancelled, and across new york city area airports, delays can reach nearly three hours long. across the country, much of the same, as the storm is felt from coast to coast. nationwide, more than 1,400 flights cancelled today alone. and there are fears of a ripple effect i
in anger when the hurricane sandy relief bill didn't get acted on. >> absolutely indefensible. we have a moral obligation to hold this vote. >> this is an absolute disgrace. and the speaker should hang his head in shame. >>steve: that was a republican and a democrat. what went wrong and how long will the victims of sandy have to wait? even though congress can't agree, our congress is still united on one thing. football. today we're joined by two of our nation's greatest coaches. talk about notre dame facing alabama. "fox and friends" starts now. >>steve: hello there folks interested in the fiscal cliff on this second day. >>brian: why wouldn't they be. when you went to bed, john boehner served up two possibilities. one you could vote on the senate bill which passed overwhelmingly. two, the house might amend the senate bill and add a bunch of spending. he didn't have enough votes for that entree and in the end a whole bunch of republicans voted for the senate bill, although a whole bunch of republicans voted against the senate bill. it has passed. >>juliet: pretty amazing all the drama
-on embrace of president obama for helping sandy-ravaged new jersey came days before the election and had no noticeable effect on the presidential race but some republicans think christie didn't have to be that -- >> if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down. >> a combo team from the say what categories, richard murdouch of indiana and todd aiken. >> even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something that god swended to happen. >> dreams to take control of the senate in 2012 had dwindled throughout the year but aiken and murdoch pretty much shut that door in a couple of sentences. plan to prevent employers from hiring undocumented workers. >> people who have come here illegally won't be able to find work and over time those people would tend to leave the country or self deport. >> self deportation by undocumented workers was not by itself responsible for romney's dismal showing among hispanics, but certainly greased the skids. for which romney would have liked to have had aa mulligan, there was this. >> 47% of the people who w
the fiscal cliff deal just stopped. superstorm sandy destroyed 72,000 homes, but congress failed to act on the recovery bill there. the senate approved a 60 million dollar measure friday, the house did not vote on it. both republicans and democrats from the northeast especially, they're not happy with it. here is new york congressman michael grimm. >> and lost family members and now, i have to go home and tell them their new years gift they're going to wait even longer, even longer for something they should have had over a month ago. stuart: okay, fair point, but look, we've got to point out that the senate bill was loaded with pork, help for alaska's the vote was not taken on the sandy relief measure. you remember the newspaper that published the names of gun owners in new york counties? those gun owners were outraged. now, you won't believe how that newspaper is responding. that will be new at 10. and also, the top of the hour, the n.r.a. calls for armed guards in every school and now one town in new jersey, following through with its plans to put guns in schools starting today. back
that be a category 1. >> this should all be sandy coastline now. but now it is a foamy, brown mess of atlantic angry ocean, thanks to hurricane sandy. >> we did begin an orderly shutdown of the subway system at 9:00. >> there is a ship presently out at the mercy of the ocean, a ship with 17 people on board. >> sandy is forcing both campaigns and some boaters to make some changes. >> anything they need, we will be there. and we're going to cut through red tape. >> we are seeing a large number of fires caused by downed wires and electrical problems relating to outages. >> flooding on fdr drive on the east side. on the lower east side of manhattan we have seen flooding in a must be number of subway s as well, water pouring down. >> make no mistake about it, this was a devastating storm, maybe the worst we have ever experienced. >> hurricane sandy's impact on the united states has been devastating and heart breaking. and the response has been heroic and inspiring. >> so why was 2012 such a bad year for weather disasters? what can we expect in the new year? chad myers joins us to talk about this and we s
. >> and who can forget superstorm sandy? millions of neighbors, their houses swept away without power, damages, and raising questions about infrastructure and whether we should be spending some money to fix it. >>> number five, china, is china slowing or leading the world? we do know that china will be the biggest economy in the world by 2020, for sure, by 2030. china also getting more than a few mentions during the presidential campaign's probably because it is pretty clear, china is both a competitor and a partner. >> number four, europe, the european union was fractured by debt and the plans to fix it. that saga is far from over. >>> number three, the housing market, finally, finally bottomed out. the combination of home prices and continued mortgage rates set off a building and buying spree. well-he well-heeled investors began to buy entire neighborhoods. and homeowners got more with a hefty down payment. >> and cnn predicts that barack obama will be reelected president of the united states. >> the election, more than just about obama and romney, more about socialism, and capitalism and sp
business. i have liked hertz. don't forget, sandy wiped out a lot of cars. this sa remarkable deal, only because one more time another player gets taken out. this business is too consolidated. and the pricing is ogolopistic. >> it's a nice premium. if you're a hertz holder, you have to why hold the stock that's down 39% last year. these are just things to consider. >> the bigger question, too, is, and i'll play the role of david faber, although i'm not as toned and fit as he is, and i'm much taller, what is -- >> that's a bit of a dig there. >> no, it's not. he's more fit than i. what kind of m & a is it going to be this year? >> i don't think budget, that ceiling is going to put a lid on buys. one of the reasons is because exactly what you talked about with europe. they're going to come here. they're going to buy. it feels like '87, '88 when they came with boat loads of money. >> and china. >> china's the new japan. >> i like that. >> if we have a demographic profile, they'll be the new japan. >> not to fear, cramer is back and ready to go. "mad dash" is coming up next. futures up almos
melting of the arctic to superstorm sandy to the massive typhoon in the philippines. 2012 will also be remembered for a series of mass shootings from aurora, arata, to the sikh temple, to be shooting in newtown, conn.. the case around trayvon martin sparked national protest after officials refused to arrest george zimmerman. president obama continues his secret drone wars. we spend the hour looking back at the moment and movements that shaped 2012. >> democratic congresswoman gabrielle giffords has announced she will step down this week. she was shot in the head last year in a shooting spree that left six people dead in tucson. >> thank you for your prayers and for giving me the time to recover. i have more work to do on my recovery, so i will do what is best for arizona. i will step down this week. >> iraqis are voicing outrage over the sentencing of the last marines charged in the 2005 massacre of 25 civilians. on tuesday, frank woodrich received no jail time. >> i was expecting the american courts would sentence the person to life in prison. he should appear and confessed to the
for the victims of sandy, but the bill is also packed with projects that have nothing to do with the storm, like a new roof for the smithsonian museum. i'm sure there would like a new roof, but this is supposed to be for hurricane victims. millions for tree plantings and towns which sandy did not even pa, let alone damaged. my next guest says that is wh they should have voted against it. american majority action spokesman, i just saw your tweet. you're talking about, what was it, $200 million for alaskan fisheries. you said, why alaska? >> i don't know. alaska is the only state in he union where you et a plate -- paid to live. they all have to pay taxes. they can afford fishery project. the bigger project is, why was this in the emergency bill for hurricanes in the? doesn't make any sense. 9 billion will be spent in 2013. 85 percent doesn't come until 2014 and beyond. that's not immediately. what this bill is fundamentally is a poor bill. what the senate could have done is passed the clean $9 billion loan through -- through the states. here is your relief and pass that. instead to my they came b
at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. liz: we have breaking news on the sandy bill. while it appeared they would not be voting on the $60 billion bill, a piece of it, strange, but a piece of it will be voted upon. the $9 billion federal flood insurance part of it related to hurricane sandy will be voted on friday. this according to representative king of the state of new york saying house speaker john boehner has agreed to hold this vote. what about the remaining $51 billion package? when congress returns on january 15, they will vote on that, but they will try to push up at least $9 billion of it for the federal flood insurance part of it related to hurricane sandy. chairman and ceo. now there is a deal, i guess people really want to know, what do the business leaders, is the deal enough where you will open not necessarily the floodgates but at least some of your pocketbook and say we are ready to bring on some more clarity? >> the compromise of a short-term fix too many challenges faced by the u.s. economy. i think this is not done, we have further erosion of consumer an
events may have, of course, pushed consumers to spend less this season including hurricane sandy and concerns about how tax hikes from the fiscal cliff could impact their wallets. joining us for more on the numbers is michael mcnamara of mastercard advisers. great to have you with us. many analysts, retailers had high hopes for the season. i think it's looking weaker than expected. of course we had hurricane sandy and we're dealing with the fiscal cliff, as well. what do you think the big driver was of these slower growth numbers? >> well, good morning. yes, you hit on two of the big ones. really the season tripped coming out of the starting gate with hurricane sandy. the impact in the northeast and mid-atlantic, both those regions of the country actually had negative holiday seasons for the holiday-related sectors that we track. other areas of the country that were not impacted by significant weather in the southeast, south central, mountain and west, were up 2% to 4% year over year. so really depended on where you were in the country, how but during the holiday season. >> okay.
are hanging near sandy hook t allntary. a candlelight vigil is scheduled to last all day today. h6 candles-- one for each victim shot at the school. volunteers are taking three-hour shifts to make sure the flames don't go out. ye're now one week away from the so-called fiscal cliff. heven days for the white house and congressional leaders to reach a budget deal to avoid tax increases for nearly every american. president obama is on vacation in hawaii, and that's where we find nancy cordes tonight. nancy, what can you tell us? >> well, jim, still no conversations today between owmocrats and republicans on how to avert the fiscal cliff, which is a sure sign that the senate majority leader, harry reid, a democrat, is working on crafting legislation on his own that he would essentially dare house and senate republicans to oppose. his legislation would likely extend the bush-era tax cuts for households making less than 250,000 a year. it might also include enough short-term spending cuts to temporarily offset for, say, six or eight months, the indiscriminate across-the-board spending cuts that
by hurricane sandy. the 60-foot-long whale is believed to be female and was founded on wednesday. firefighters are spraying her with saltwater. marine biologists are not optimistic about the whale's chances of survival. >>> families are being allowed back into their homes in the neighborhood just outside of rochester, new york. they were forced out on christmas eve after a shooting incident that left two firefighters dead. we have new details about the gunman. >> reporter: the foundation is awe that remains of this home in webster, new york, one of seven burned on christmas eve. speng ler shot at firefighters when they arrived. off-duty policeman john ritter got there seconds after the firefighters. >> there was a lot of explosion and i looked at my windshield and there was ball it hole in front of me. he barked his car up to try to protect firefighters but spengler was able to shoot four firefighters, killing two of them. >> i'm full of many mixed emotions of, a, being here and them not being here. >> reporter: when police arrived, spengler took his life but left a note saying he planned on t
of hot water for making nice with president obama in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> 2.8 million people without power. i've watched these extraordinary scenes over new jersey today, really quite unprecedented. i've never seen anything quite like it. have you ever seen anything like this in your lifetime? >> no, i haven't. you know, you see sights like the seaside heights board walk where the program "the jersey shore" is filmed, the boardwalk is gone. it is gone. music rides, roller coaster ride, in the ocean. it's incredible. homes destroyed. it's an awful thing. >> you've taken charge, as you've always done in these situations, in a very impressive way. people have been surprised you've been so outspokenly supportive and praiseworthy to the president. i'm not surprised knowing you but explain to me why you were happy to do that so close to an election when some might say politically that wasn't the best thing to do. >> this is much more important than any election, piers. this is the livelihood of the people in my state when the president does this evenings that deserve praise, i will
for their slow response from superstorm sandy and getting power turned back on for those residents who were in the dark and the cold for a couple of weeks. our plans changed a little bit last night. we decided to spend the night in clarks summit because the road conditions deteriorated and we didn't want to go farther north. the borough president told me their snow totals were down last year and they were able to stockpile some of the salt from the roadways last year and that's what they're using for this storm. council president says they're happy this first snowstorm of the season hasn't been a major blizzard for them. >> we're on a good track this year and, you know, the weather, you take what you get. and, we're going to make lemonade out of it i guess. >> reporter: and for holiday travelers trying to make it home this weather has really thrown a wrench into their plans. a jetliner in pittsburgh actually got trapped somehow in the snow on the tarmac. as far as cancellations go, there were 1600 of them yesterday. more than 500 already today. and the airports in newark, new jersey, and al
a quarter of what was expected. superstorm sandy - along with the looming fiscal cliff are being partially blamed for the decline. >> vicki: if you got a new gadget this year that will replace an old one you may be wondering what to do with that old phone or tablet. recycle it or sell it kron 4's tech reporter gabe slate shows you how to get top dollar for your used gadgets or how to properly and safely help the environment by recycling your old device. >> the quicker you or sell your old, used a device the more money will get for it. new products are constantly being released and your used devices will not last long. every month you wait the less valuable if is. priceonomics.com tiepin what you are selling and they will keep you a price range. there are a ton of catches out there, but it can be intimidating online. however, there are three that i would recommend they are legitimate. you can occurred just as much as it selling it privately. cash for cell phones and glyde.com and gazelle .com and they will tell you with a free shipping label to print out and mail in your to become. they wi
. but this idea that retail is soft, was it the fiscal cliff? was it sandy? was it some sentiment that came out of the newtown tragedy? it's hard to say. >> but it may be a combination of all of those. we got a sense from the guests we brought on earlier this week, on monday, that it was not a great holiday selling season, as we ended the last day before christmas. and all those may be the reasons, carl. i'm positive i didn't think people really understood the fiscal cliff. i may have been wrong. perhaps it was something that weighed on people's minds. the weather always at issue. it could actually have been warmer weather as well that contributed. we've had some analysts say that because people don't feel they have to go out and buy a coat. >> because it will never get cold again. >> except today, when it's 28 degrees. we'll see how after christmas does. internet also, it doesn't appear as online sales are up as p as anticipated. and perhaps they made up for the loss of the brick and mortar. >> you were pointing out before the show, luxury was not immune to this. you would think it would be mo
will end without having a vote on superstorm sandy aid. that was something that people were looking for. >> this is absolutely indefensible. the fact is every bit of documentation that was required by the leadership of the house was provided by governor cuomo, governor christie, merritt blob, everybody played -- mayor bloomberg, everybody played by the rules except tonight. indefensible. we have a moral obligation. the people are out of their homes, the people who are cold, the people without food, the people who have lost their jobs, they don't have the time to wait. we cannot just walk away from our responsibilities. >> and the senate had passed a $60.4 billion sandy disaster aid bill last week. the current session comes to an end today after the new congress gets sworn in. legislation does not, though, carry over from session to session. so consideration of an aid bill would have to start all over again if nothing is scheduled before then. joe? >> back and forth on this was whether it's direct aid or not, in the house they said that there were things that were tagged on. things for l
-covered memorial to those lost at sandy hook. >> as a parent, i just wanted o come to respect the kids and the adulls. it touched everybody's heart. i just couldn't move forward without coming this morning early, you know, and just saying a prayer. >> we just wanted to come down and show support for the families obviously they will never be the same again. whose holidays will never be. >> ifill: in parts of the country's mid section, the holiday was marked by bad weather. snow was moving from the ozarks through the ohio valley, causing blizzard warnings in indiana and kentucky. sleet, freezing rain caused a 21-car pile-up in oklahoma. and left cars spinning on icy roads all the way into western maryland. >> i tried to back up. i couldn't see. i backed into this little wooden whatever the heck that is, busted out my side of my back light there. now i'm stuck here. >> ifill: farther south parts of the gulf coast were on alert for tornadoes and powerful thunderstorms. but the weather wasn't a problem everywhere. downunderwhere it's summer, christmas meant a trip to the beach in sydney, au
sandy which obviously affected millions of people and really caught the public's imaginationment but it didn't end. coverage of other hurricanes h there is a beginning, a middle and an end. the fact is what sandy did or seems to have done is to take the idea of climate change from an abstraction, something that scientists and experts debated, to something that millions of people along the east coast and in manhattan and staten island and the other boroughs in new york city experienced for themselves and it started a debate. we don't know obviously what the long-term consequences are, but it does suggest there is something different about this story and its long-term implications. >> woodruff: and it's interesting, michael, because we've had big storms in this country before. >> sure. >> woodruff: but there was something different about this one? >> i think people are getting a little more alert to it politically. and one thing that historians of the future do is if something terrible happens, if climate change over the next 50 years or so achieve great injury to this earth, histo
storm sandy, which also declined after striking the east coast in late october. >> but let us not forget the reason for the obamas returning from a wire early this is a cliff. >> consumes enervate the lawmakers will be unable to reach a deal before the the digital age is making aging a whole lot easier. >> from talking pill dispenser to tracking devices tucked inside tennis shoes to digital medical scanners that can transmit bottle size to the doctors, today's gadget held senior stay in their homes and can give relief to loved ones and care givers. >> many products to be found in self-help medical goods shops, but they are also offered on line. >> advocates say it is best to consult with health care providers for suggestions on what to use. >> facebook has poked its way into the top prize of mobile apps yet again. >> the social media company put smaller developers on notice last week with the launch of its new polka at 4 iphone. >> the app mimics snapshots--snap chat, a popular app with teens that allow users to send images that self-destruct moments after the recipient use it. >> polka
christie crying fowl after putting off a vote for hurricane sandy victims. more on that when we return. deal. more on that when we return. >>> as we all know, last night's fiscal cliff deal was essentially a tax deal. part two is to come now as we set the stage for a new fight on the debt ceiling. we've already really hit the maximum amount the government can borrow giving congress about two months now to raise that ceiling or risk default. last year the fight was brutal. as we all remember, and it led to a u.s. credit downgrade. >> yes, and the president has already said, quote, i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills they have already racked up. republicans say they won't consider raising the ceiling again without spending cuts, and on that note joining us now is representative david schweiker, republican from arizona. he voted against last night's deal. representative, welcome. >> hi, kelly. hi, bill. >> as we turn our attention towards the debt ceiling in two month's time, how far are you willing to go to get spending cuts? wi
has just passed a $60 billion aid bill for communities slammed by super storm sandy. that vote was 61 for, 33 against. sandy road ashore devastating several areas and the senate rejected a republican amendment to cut the immediate cost to just 23 million clearing the way for final action on the $60 billion bill. the bill now goes to the house where its passage is uncertain because of the non-sandy-related spending items that are in the bill. typical sausage making for washington. >>> let's get to our panel. here now is blake zeff, former obama campaign aide and washington editor. robert, have you heard anything in the last couple of hours that suggests to you that somehow by monday mitch mcconnell and harry reid will sing kumbaya, pass something in the senate that also passes the house? >> i'm not so sure they'll be sing kumbaya, but the real story today is that there's movement on capitol hill. reid and mcconnell come out of that white house meeting and they're ready to haggle over some differences. what i expect to come to the floor is what president obama's talking about a 250 thre
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